I was in the same sort of quandary some months back that is, in choosing
a multi-band vertical. I happened along to www.dxengineering.com where
the 4-5-6BTV Hustlers are revered. I purchased a 5-BTV along with the
60 connection stainless steel radial plate and the tilt-over bracket
mounting fixture. I have read also many favorable reports on the
Hustler BTV line.
As far as power robbing aspects I know of none. I have photos of my
5-BTV installation and swr plots at
Once the xBTV vertical has been tuned to satisfaction what is
the value of the tiltover?
Here in Florida I suppose when heavy storms approach one might
lower it ... hmmm.
I used multi-conductor flat rotator control cable with separate
strands cut to 1/4 wave on the various bands as the groundplane.
Had to add a second set to get acceptable results, once the
house is done I will relocate to the permanent location and
add a couple of additional lengths.
Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
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